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Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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January 2, 2009 The jazz historian and Marian McPartland take a look at the overlooked cornetist and composer.

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The cover of Singin' the Blues, Vol. I

August 1, 2001 Beiderbecke's virtuosity and originality on cornet won admiration from Armstrong and other greats.

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July 1, 2000 In the fourth edition of NPR's All Songs Considered, we cook with Ginger Baker, wail with Bix Be...

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In 1926, everyone did the Charleston on ice.

September 27, 2011 The banning of alcohol and the subsequent rise of speakeasies played a role in jazz's evolution.

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Charles Mingus

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Wye Oak

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Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Music of Bix Be

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Singin' the Blues, Vol. I

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At the Jazz Band Ball, Vol. 2

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